SWEET ROASTED ACORN SQUASH

November 26, 2013

Over the past year or so, I have discovered my love for roasting up squashes for snacks. They are hearty and flavorful. And, even healthy. Which is a relief when some of my other veggies get played out. (I eat my weight in carrot sticks. I love them, but that can get old.)

Sawing a squash in half and roasting it in strangely gratifying. I love how it kind of is its own bowl, and I scoop out the tasty innards for a simple and fast snack. Maybe I’m going too far since I just used the expression “tasty innards,” but whatever. Squashes are super cool and I won’t back down! (No one was trying to make me. I just needed to end in jubilance.)

SWEET ROASTED ACORN SQUASH from Rachel Schultz-3

SWEET ROASTED ACORN SQUASH
Serves 1-2

1 acorn squash
2 tablespoons whipped butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice acorn squash in half.

SWEET ROASTED ACORN SQUASH from Rachel Schultz

Spread whipped butter over insides. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.

SWEET ROASTED ACORN SQUASH from Rachel Schultz-2

Place in a glass baking dish and pour in 1/2 cup water. Cover with aluminum and roast in oven for 50 minutes. Uncover and roast for 10 minutes.

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SWEET ROASTED ACORN SQUASH
 
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Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 2 tablespoons whipped butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice acorn squash in half. Spread whipped butter over insides. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
  3. Place in a glass baking dish and pour in ½ cup water.
  4. Cover with aluminum and roast in oven for 50 minutes.
  5. Uncover and roast for 10 minutes.

Adapted from Skinny Taste.

 

 

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Comments

  • Aliece Dice

    Diane – not everyone likes the microwave. I tend to stay away from them as they literally zap all the nutrients out of your food. Roasting is much better. These squash taste so much better in the oven and almost caramelize when cooked like this. Also, by cutting them open, you can add your seasoning of choice. I tend to like a little butter (real butter from grass fed cows) with a little organic sugar and organic cinnamon. Reacquaint yourself with your oven again! Your taste buds will thank you! ;)

  • Carrie

    I roasted my quash while finishing an art project, cleaning the house, and organizing my garage… 1 hour later, the best reward!! I drizzled mine with a little bit of honey skipped the butter all together and sprinkled cinnamon on top! delicious and worth it.

    • Mary G

      I love the idea of using honey and skipping the butter. However, both sound scrumptious! Making this tomorrow. :-)

  • Elaine Taylor

    I do the same thing without cinnamon– sounds like it will be a good addition!

  • Diane

    You know you can easily cook squash whole (all kinds) in a microwave. Just prick the skin with a fork several times (like you would for a baked potato), and set the timer. You won’t have the trouble of cutting the squash in half, and it will cook in “way” less time! Give it a try!

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